Opera announced today that it is bringing its Crypto Browser Project to iOS. The browser, which is now available for Mac, Windows, and Android, offers “user-friendly” access to Web3 services and includes a crypto wallet. According to Opera, the Web3 standard, which consists of a new version of the web-based on blockchain technology, has grown significantly in recent years.
This has prompted the company to invest in a specific web browser for this new online environment, particularly as an increasing number of ordinary users become interested in cryptocurrencies and other decentralized platforms.
Jorgen Arnesen, Opera’s EVP Mobile said that “Web3 is becoming increasingly popular. The Opera Crypto Browser Project was created to simplify the frequently perplexing Web3 user experience for mainstream users. Opera believes that in order for Web3 to fulfill its full potential and get widespread adoption, it must be simple to use.”
The iOS version of Crypto Browser has the same functionality as the desktop and Android versions. This features a cryptocurrency wallet that supports the Ethereum, Polygon, and Celo ecosystems, with other blockchain integrations on the way. Users can also utilize the browser to buy, trade, and transfer blockchain tokens, as well as have direct access to Web3-based NFTs.
Opera’s Crypto Browser also has bitcoin mining protection, so it prevents “cryptojacking” programs from interfering with the speed of your iPhone or iPad when browsing the web.
On the App Store, users can now get Opera’s Crypto Browser for free. Although users should keep in mind that it requires an iOS 13 or later device.
Opera is a global web leader with hundreds of millions of monthly active users who are looking for a better internet experience. Opera is leveraging its brand and highly engaged user base to grow its operations into new categories, building on almost 25 years of innovation that began with browser products.
Nowadays, Opera provides a wide range of products and services to consumers all over the world, including PC and mobile browsers, the newsfeed Opera News, and apps for gaming, cryptocurrency, e-commerce, and classifieds. In 2018, Opera released the first browser with an integrated crypto wallet and web3 support. Opera is based in Oslo, Norway, and is traded on the NASDAQ (OPRA). Opera published the initial version of its Crypto Browser Project, a dedicated web browser tailored to crypto-enthusiasts and the crypto-curious, in January 2022.